I give up trying to understand it. Trying to understand why I am attracted to certain things. Why certain things make their appearance in my photo archive, on their secret mission to make me sit up and take notice.
Now it’s lampposts. Urban sentinels, standing tall, guarding the night.
It all started with my Contemplative Photography “Color” assignment. During that project, I captured a blue lamppost. Since then, I see them everywhere – in all their variety and utilitarian beauty. And so, I take their portraits. Trying to find ways to make each unique; to discover different routes for them to enter and exit the frame.
I’ve stopped trying to second-guess it. To judge whether this attraction is weird or not.
Instead, I just shoot. And see what happens.
And that’s the thing. Knowing there is always something else out there, always more, waiting to be discovered. There is an infinite array of color and line and shape and light, in limitless combinations.
Today it’s lampposts. Tomorrow, who knows?
And isn’t that exciting?